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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/02/2018 :  7:12:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd tie that piece to the baseboard, only because I can't walk and chew gum without stubbing my foot somewhere it shouldn't be. The gate solution looks about as clean as I've seen. Well done.

Jim



Edited by - BurleyJim on 06/02/2018 7:14:30 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/03/2018 :  09:05:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ditto. I would almost certainly hit it with my big foot.

Mike



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deemery
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Posted - 06/03/2018 :  12:48:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It turns out that the hinge causes the gate part to stick out more than I thought, so I'll have to trim maybe 1/4" to 1/2" from the gate.



Not a big deal (I have a non-ferrous metals blade for my mitre saw).

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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deemery
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Posted - 06/06/2018 :  4:12:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought a cheap 5/16-18 tap and tap handle, and tapped the top of the two posts. Since they were pre-drilled the right size, the tapping went easier than I expected. I also painted the footer pieces and some right-angle brackets. Tomorrow I'll probably put it all together and permanently affix the posts to the benchwork. The plan for the top screw is to cut a hole for the round head screw top and washer in the homasote (counter-sinking it), and then drill through the plywood.

dave


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/06/2018 :  4:28:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

So the bridge is a "drop down" versus a "tilt up"? That an East Coast thing?

Jim



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/06/2018 :  5:19:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My wife saw this. She wants to know were you got the rug??

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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deemery
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Posted - 06/06/2018 :  5:29:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim, a 'flip up' bridge would bump against the ceiling. But a drop down bridge fits nicely into the space. Another alternative would be a swing out bridge. That has some different engineering problems and would end up being more bulky, since it would bump against the big yard (once I get around to doing that part of the layout.)

Jerry, that rug was one of a set we got at Macys when they had a sale a couple months ago. (It's polypropylene, not wool.) I think there were 2 runners, 2 small area rugs and 2 larger rugs. Mostly we wanted them for the upstairs hallways, because our small dogs have problems/don't like walking on the wood floors.

dave


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/06/2018 :  7:15:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is the rug a Aubusson from Macy's??

Jerry

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deemery
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Posted - 06/07/2018 :  08:38:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Is the rug a Aubusson from Macy's??



Yes, I think so.

dave


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railman28
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Posted - 06/07/2018 :  12:39:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Dave, For giving me a fresh thought on removeable sections. I thought of lift up or out, swing up or like a door but not swing down. That could a much better approach.


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deemery
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Posted - 06/07/2018 :  5:34:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The posts are more-or-less permanently in place.

The screw from the benchwork into the (freshly tapped) center of the posts hold them very firmly.


Next step is to figure out how I'll prep the track. That includes priming, painting, and cutting the tie connectors underneath the rail so I can skew and "un-neaten" the ties. I'll probably nip off some tie ends, too.

dave


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Pennman
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Posted - 06/08/2018 :  06:54:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

My wife saw this. She wants to know were you got the rug??



Dave,

Curious, three pictures up, where did you get the plywood end table at the end of the sofa? Did that come from Macy's too?

Nice work on the layout so far.

Rich



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/08/2018 :  07:30:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Here's another thing to check out.

https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&source=hp&ei=t2kaW-PDKeHdjwTg1pfQDQ&q=wago+lever+nuts+lowes&oq=Wago+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.9.0l3j0i131k1j0l6.2030.6863.0.17088.6.5.0.0.0.0.190.923.0j5.5.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..1.5.922.0...0.0BCG0nS6xLo

Very handy for connections when you are working upside down under the layout. They'll handle the current and power just fine. Also nice for isolating blocks during the build or troubleshooting afterward.

Jim




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deemery
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Posted - 06/08/2018 :  08:52:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pennman
...Curious, three pictures up, where did you get the plywood end table at the end of the sofa? Did that come from Macy's too?
...

No, that came from "Dave's Discount Furniture and Parts Bin"

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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deemery
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Posted - 06/08/2018 :  09:15:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Dave,

Here's another thing to check out.

https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&source=hp&ei=t2kaW-PDKeHdjwTg1pfQDQ&q=wago+lever+nuts+lowes&oq=Wago+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.9.0l3j0i131k1j0l6.2030.6863.0.17088.6.5.0.0.0.0.190.923.0j5.5.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..1.5.922.0...0.0BCG0nS6xLo

Very handy for connections when you are working upside down under the layout. They'll handle the current and power just fine. Also nice for isolating blocks during the build or troubleshooting afterward.

Jim



Craig Bisgeier and I talked about wiring while he was up here. These look a little neater than twist wire nuts, which is what Craig uses.

add Here's a brochure on their product line: http://www.wago.us/media/us/collection/brochures/60337976.pdf

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 06/08/2018 10:02:46 AM

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